BE THE NEW
Medical Director / Medical Manager
in a biotech company focused on the discovery, design and development of innovative peptide-based medicines
Currently, we are seeking a new Medical Director/Medical Manager with a medical background, experience in designing trials and drug development programs, and a track record in clinical research and science within the areas of obesity or metabolic diseases. If this profile resonates with you, and you are prepared to assume a wide range of responsibilities with an independent mindset, then you are an ideal match for our team.
We are looking for a self-driven, team-oriented colleague with the ability to lead cross-functional teams towards innovative solutions, ensuring the highest standards in clinical development programs for our drug candidates. The Medical & Science department comprises 5 Medical Experts and two Clinical Pharmacologists, each with diverse backgrounds. In this role, you will report to the Head of Medical & Science and contribute to all medical and scientific aspects of one or more projects in mid- and late-stage clinical development within our obesity pipeline. This sector of Zealand Pharma is experiencing rapid growth, offering numerous near-future opportunities, contingent on your experience and commitment.
Create and guide clinical development plans for selected projects, working closely with project teams.
Develop clinical trial outlines, ensuring excellence in design that aligns with strategy and the requirements of the assigned drug development projects.
Serve as Zealand’s medical expert for designated clinical projects and trials.
Provide medical subject matter expertise to the clinical and project teams as needed, liaising with other drug development disciplines regarding trial conduct, statistical methodology, data analysis, interpretation, reporting, and regulatory matters.
Support the execution of the strategy and other project-related tasks, ensuring on-time delivery with the highest quality.
Aid the clinical team in executing the clinical development plan.
Ensure proper medical monitoring, even when the role is delegated to appropriately qualified medical personnel, such as external consultants or CROs, in accordance with SOPs.
Operate in compliance with applicable guidelines and regulatory plans/advice to ultimately facilitate marketing authorizations.
Prepare essential documentation required to support the execution of the clinical program and the materials needed to address clinical queries from regulatory agencies, as well as for product approval by regulatory bodies.
Offer relevant post-approval medical and life-cycle support.
The ideal candidate will possess most or all of the following qualifications:
A medical education is required; specialization is not mandatory.
Proven pharma experience with hands-on involvement in drug development, including the preparation of clinical development plans, clinical pharmacology trials, or later-stage trials.
Clinical experience within the areas of obesity/metabolic/endocrine is preferred.
Scientific experience within relevant areas; a PhD or equivalent is ideal.
Demonstrated ability to drive and lead scientific project sub-teams toward results in a complex scientific field or within a pharmaceutical organization.
Experience from a lead medical role or a similar position is advantageous.
Experience with regulatory affairs, regulatory agency meetings, and drug registration is preferred.
The ability to work independently and actively contribute as a highly collaborative team player.
trong project management skills and the capability to engage team members effectively.
Bonding to innovate
Our employees are fundamental to our success, and we continue to be able to attract and retain people with vast experience and talent. We have a unique culture, characterized by excellent teamwork and strong engagement across the organization.
Making bonds is at the core of everything we do. From discovering and developing the best new peptide drugs for patients, to engaging with our partners or connecting with each other.
We bond as a result of our entrepreneurial culture where our people are encouraged to pursue their ideas and turn them into reality. We are curious about each other’s knowledge and expertise.
We bond through curiosity and playfulness as a team, allowing ourselves to challenge common thinking and drive future innovation. Zealand Pharma is a place where everyone is heard and contributes to the success, we all want to experience.
The Zealand Pharma DNA builds on four values: (1) We are bold, (2) We empower people, (3) We work as one team, and (4) We can be trusted.
Let’s bond and be bold
We offer a combined compensation package which includes a base salary, pension, bonus, and a possibility to join our employee share program. We care about our employees’ well-being and offer health insurance, use of massage, fitness, and a range of social clubs and activities
To find out more about working at Zealand, visit
Interested? Please apply no later than September 25th, 2023, or as soon as possible. The applications will be reviewed as they come in.
For further information, please contact Thue Johansen, +45 5060 3889 or TJO@zealandpharma.com
About Zealand Pharma A/S
Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: ZEAL) ("Zealand") is a Danish biotechnology company on a mission to change lives with next generation peptide medicines. In our effort to reach our goals bonding is at the core of everything we do. Let it be discovering and developing the best new peptide drugs for patients, engaging with partners or connecting with each other. This has led to more than 10 drug candidates invented by Zealand having advanced into clinical development, of which two have reached the market. Zealand’s current pipeline of internal product candidates focus on specialty gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases. Additionally, the portfolio includes clinical license collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim and pre-clinical license collaboration with Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Zealand is based in Copenhagen (Søborg), Denmark. For further information about the Company's business and activities, please visit
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